Period
to 5 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 8,891 16,856 18,674
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 16.04% 19.02% 20.01%
As % of the General category 43.55% 48.13% 48.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,138 12,032 13,145
Median daily rate £510 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £319 £315 £308
90th Percentile £703 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 175 200
Median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.00% +2.04% -16.61%
10th Percentile £13.74 £13.20 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.80 £52.51 £50.95
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £24.86 £23.69
% change year-on-year +36.78% +4.94% -21.04%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 20,415 35,019 38,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.84% 39.51% 41.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,048 23,306 25,442
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £285
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £480 £484 £475
% change year-on-year -0.83% +1.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 750 927 991
Median hourly rate £23.94 £22.92 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +2.21% +4.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £24.35 £22.50 £21.90
% change year-on-year +8.22% +2.74% +1.86%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 5,511 £538 +2.38% 1,202
South East -4 997 £488 +2.63% 311
North of England -4 837 £450 +5.88% 392
South West -4 615 £500 +5.26% 164
Midlands 0 518 £450 +5.88% 244
North West -6 418 £450 +5.88% 242
East of England -1 346 £425 -15.00% 98
Yorkshire -5 325 £425 - 115
West Midlands +2 313 £435 -3.33% 158
East Midlands 0 193 £469 +17.19% 86
North East +27 93 £450 +20.00% 35
South Coast - 4 £625 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 2,444 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1,464 (16.47%) SQL
3 1,314 (14.78%) Banking
4 1,281 (14.41%) Java
5 1,086 (12.21%) Azure
6 1,049 (11.80%) Microsoft
7 1,012 (11.38%) AWS
8 984 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
9 928 (10.44%) Python
10 923 (10.38%) DevOps
11 882 (9.92%) Project Management
12 870 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
13 869 (9.77%) Oracle
14 867 (9.75%) SAP
15 827 (9.30%) JavaScript
16 812 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 786 (8.84%) Migration
18 761 (8.56%) C#
19 719 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
20 715 (8.04%) .NET
21 685 (7.70%) Analytics
22 670 (7.54%) SQL Server
23 639 (7.19%) Windows
24 617 (6.94%) Scrum
25 590 (6.64%) Front Office
26 581 (6.53%) Public Sector
27 557 (6.26%) Change Management
28 548 (6.16%) Degree
29 547 (6.15%) ERP
30 540 (6.07%) Microservices

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 192 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 166 (1.87%) Confluence
3 131 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 80 (0.90%) Apache
5 77 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
6 72 (0.81%) SAS
7 63 (0.71%) IIS
8 54 (0.61%) CMS
9 52 (0.58%) MS Exchange
9 52 (0.58%) Skype for Business
10 48 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 42 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 41 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 37 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 35 (0.39%) Mule
15 33 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
16 25 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
17 23 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
18 19 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
19 18 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 491 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 336 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 174 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 102 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 94 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 39 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 37 (0.42%) Sketch
8 26 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 24 (0.27%) InVision
10 19 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (0.15%) Open Workbench
12 10 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.079%) Figma
14 6 (0.067%) SPSS
15 5 (0.056%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.056%) Chatbot
15 5 (0.056%) InDesign
15 5 (0.056%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.056%) Zeplin
16 4 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 125 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 104 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 104 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 103 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
4 77 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
5 74 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
6 72 (0.81%) NetSuite
7 68 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
8 64 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
9 52 (0.58%) SAP ERP
10 51 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
11 48 (0.54%) SAP FI
12 45 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 41 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
14 39 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
14 39 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
14 39 (0.44%) SAP CO
14 39 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 38 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
16 37 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,086 (12.21%) Azure
2 1,012 (11.38%) AWS
3 351 (3.95%) Power Platform
4 339 (3.81%) GCP
5 260 (2.92%) Office 365
6 228 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
7 194 (2.18%) Serverless
8 176 (1.98%) OpenShift
9 162 (1.82%) SaaS
10 135 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
11 133 (1.50%) Amazon S3
12 131 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
13 129 (1.45%) PaaS
14 108 (1.21%) Amazon ECS
15 107 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
16 98 (1.10%) GitHub
17 96 (1.08%) IaaS
18 86 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
19 46 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
20 45 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 224 (2.52%) Firewall
2 104 (1.17%) DNS
3 100 (1.12%) WAN
4 98 (1.10%) LAN
5 92 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 82 (0.92%) VPN
7 72 (0.81%) Network Security
8 67 (0.75%) Skype
9 64 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 56 (0.63%) DHCP
11 53 (0.60%) Internet
12 47 (0.53%) HTTP
13 45 (0.51%) MPLS
13 45 (0.51%) SAN
14 38 (0.43%) BGP
14 38 (0.43%) Wireless
15 37 (0.42%) OSPF
15 37 (0.42%) VoIP
16 35 (0.39%) Intranet
17 33 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 670 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 342 (3.85%) Power BI
3 325 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
4 258 (2.90%) Big Data
5 233 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 223 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 221 (2.49%) NoSQL
8 191 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 159 (1.79%) MongoDB
10 152 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 145 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
12 144 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
13 138 (1.55%) MySQL
14 137 (1.54%) Hadoop
15 114 (1.28%) Oracle Database
16 109 (1.23%) Redis
17 102 (1.15%) RDBMS
18 95 (1.07%) Data Lake
19 90 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
19 90 (1.01%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 432 (4.86%) JIRA
2 413 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 360 (4.05%) Git (software)
4 138 (1.55%) Selenium
5 118 (1.33%) Maven
6 108 (1.21%) Cucumber
7 103 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 99 (1.11%) TeamCity
9 90 (1.01%) Artifactory
10 86 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
11 81 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
12 76 (0.85%) RStudio
12 76 (0.85%) Visual Studio
13 68 (0.76%) JUnit
14 61 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
15 56 (0.63%) Bitbucket
16 51 (0.57%) GitLab
17 48 (0.54%) webpack
18 43 (0.48%) Subversion
19 41 (0.46%) Gradle
General
1 1,314 (14.78%) Banking
2 590 (6.64%) Front Office
3 581 (6.53%) Public Sector
4 537 (6.04%) Telecoms
5 524 (5.89%) Marketing
6 484 (5.44%) Manufacturing
7 348 (3.91%) Electronics
8 306 (3.44%) Investment Banking
9 271 (3.05%) Retail
10 240 (2.70%) Legal
11 214 (2.41%) Financial Institution
12 127 (1.43%) Back Office
13 105 (1.18%) Law
14 102 (1.15%) General Ledger
15 91 (1.02%) Billing
16 74 (0.83%) Retail Banking
17 43 (0.48%) Advertising
17 43 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 41 (0.46%) Local Government
19 39 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,207 (24.82%) Developer
2 1,388 (15.61%) Analyst
3 759 (8.54%) Project Manager
4 682 (7.67%) Architect
5 551 (6.20%) Consultant
6 534 (6.01%) Business Analyst
7 479 (5.39%) Java Developer
8 336 (3.78%) Senior Developer
9 274 (3.08%) C# Developer
10 255 (2.87%) .NET Developer
11 235 (2.64%) Python Developer
12 230 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
13 223 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
14 204 (2.29%) AWS Engineer
14 204 (2.29%) SQL Developer
15 194 (2.18%) Data Analyst
16 186 (2.09%) Financial Analyst
17 179 (2.01%) React Developer
18 178 (2.00%) Programme Manager
19 177 (1.99%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 715 (8.04%) .NET
2 539 (6.06%) Web Services
3 482 (5.42%) React
4 477 (5.36%) AngularJS
5 410 (4.61%) HTML
6 383 (4.31%) CSS
7 268 (3.01%) Node.js
8 255 (2.87%) Spring
9 228 (2.56%) REST
10 217 (2.44%) ASP.NET
11 207 (2.33%) XML
12 196 (2.20%) RESTful
13 175 (1.97%) Kafka
14 154 (1.73%) Spring Boot
15 153 (1.72%) J2EE
16 146 (1.64%) .NET Core
17 145 (1.63%) Middleware
18 134 (1.51%) JSON
19 131 (1.47%) HTML5
20 121 (1.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 870 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 356 (4.00%) Fixed Income
3 352 (3.96%) User Experience
4 345 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 325 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
6 321 (3.61%) Derivative
7 281 (3.16%) Equities
8 267 (3.00%) Management Information System
9 251 (2.82%) Hedge funds
10 206 (2.32%) Data Centre
11 171 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
12 134 (1.51%) Data Structures
13 105 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 98 (1.10%) Algorithms
15 90 (1.01%) Virtual Team
16 89 (1.00%) Mobile App
17 87 (0.98%) Public Cloud
18 78 (0.88%) Credit Risk
19 63 (0.71%) Reference Data
20 62 (0.70%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 639 (7.19%) Windows
2 416 (4.68%) Linux
3 238 (2.68%) Windows 10
4 228 (2.56%) Unix
5 155 (1.74%) Windows Server
6 146 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 100 (1.12%) Android
8 96 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 79 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 76 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
11 60 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 54 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (0.33%) Solaris
14 19 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (0.13%) VMS
16 11 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.12%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.090%) AIX
17 8 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.079%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,444 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
2 984 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
3 923 (10.38%) DevOps
4 882 (9.92%) Project Management
5 812 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 786 (8.84%) Migration
7 719 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
8 685 (7.70%) Analytics
9 617 (6.94%) Scrum
10 557 (6.26%) Change Management
11 547 (6.15%) ERP
12 540 (6.07%) Microservices
13 539 (6.06%) Software Engineering
14 538 (6.05%) Programme Management
15 528 (5.94%) Project Delivery
16 501 (5.63%) TDD
17 477 (5.36%) Asset Management
18 458 (5.15%) Test Automation
19 387 (4.35%) Risk Management
20 382 (4.30%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,464 (16.47%) SQL
2 1,281 (14.41%) Java
3 928 (10.44%) Python
4 827 (9.30%) JavaScript
5 761 (8.56%) C#
6 260 (2.92%) PowerShell
7 197 (2.22%) R
8 176 (1.98%) C++
9 168 (1.89%) C
10 144 (1.62%) Java 8
11 143 (1.61%) TypeScript
12 138 (1.55%) T-SQL
13 121 (1.36%) VBA
14 117 (1.32%) Scala
15 87 (0.98%) PL/SQL
16 83 (0.93%) Kotlin
17 77 (0.87%) Bash Shell
18 64 (0.72%) Go
18 64 (0.72%) PHP
18 64 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 548 (6.16%) Degree
2 410 (4.61%) Security Cleared
3 287 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 104 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
5 98 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 84 (0.94%) CISSP
6 84 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 82 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 79 (0.89%) CCNP
9 73 (0.82%) PMP
10 58 (0.65%) ACCA
11 57 (0.64%) CISM
11 57 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 54 (0.61%) CIMA
12 54 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
13 47 (0.53%) ISEB
14 43 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
15 42 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 40 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 39 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (3.44%) QA
2 231 (2.60%) PMO
3 126 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 124 (1.39%) SLA
5 111 (1.25%) GDPR
6 69 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 65 (0.73%) IFRS
8 40 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 35 (0.39%) Solvency II
10 34 (0.38%) NIST
11 33 (0.37%) PCI DSS
12 29 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 26 (0.29%) RMADS
14 22 (0.25%) PSD2
15 20 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
16 19 (0.21%) MiFID
17 18 (0.20%) COBIT
18 16 (0.18%) Basel III
18 16 (0.18%) JSP 440
19 15 (0.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 464 (5.22%) Docker
2 308 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 102 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (0.58%) XenApp
5 39 (0.44%) vSphere
5 39 (0.44%) XenDesktop
6 36 (0.40%) HDFS
6 36 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 29 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 22 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 10 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.10%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.090%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 8 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.056%) RACF
15 5 (0.056%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 415 (4.67%) Kubernetes
2 350 (3.94%) Terraform
3 266 (2.99%) Ansible
4 116 (1.30%) Puppet
5 91 (1.02%) SCCM
6 86 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
7 39 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
8 32 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (0.24%) Grafana
9 21 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
9 21 (0.24%) Prometheus
10 20 (0.22%) AirWatch
10 20 (0.22%) SCOM
11 17 (0.19%) Kibana
11 17 (0.19%) Nagios
11 17 (0.19%) WSUS
12 16 (0.18%) vRealize
13 15 (0.17%) Data Guard
13 15 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1,049 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 869 (9.77%) Oracle
3 867 (9.75%) SAP
4 220 (2.47%) Google
5 210 (2.36%) Cisco
6 192 (2.16%) VMware
7 171 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 162 (1.82%) Tableau
9 148 (1.66%) Citrix
10 91 (1.02%) Splunk
11 83 (0.93%) IBM
12 82 (0.92%) Adobe
13 72 (0.81%) Cognos
14 70 (0.79%) ServiceNow
15 69 (0.78%) MuleSoft
16 68 (0.76%) Sybase
17 66 (0.74%) Bloomberg
18 59 (0.66%) Informatica
18 59 (0.66%) Red Hat
19 55 (0.62%) Hyperion